Transcending the Debate over the Ecologically Noble Indian: Indigenous Peoples and Environmentalism

  title={Transcending the Debate over the Ecologically Noble Indian: Indigenous Peoples and Environmentalism},
  author={Paul Nadasdy},
  • Paul Nadasdy
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Political Science
  • Ethnohistory
Recent debates over the stereotype of the "ecologically noble Indian" have helped illuminate some of the ambiguities and complexities that characterize the relationship between indigenous peoples and environmentalism. But, while scholars engaged in this debate have examined the cultural assumptions underlying Euro-American notions of indigenousness, they have paid relatively little attention to the equally problematic concepts of environmentalism and conservation, and how use of these terms… 

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